WASHINGTON (June 30, 2022)—The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an opinion in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency that narrows the EPA’s ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the nation’s largest industrial source of climate-wrecking pollution, and also announces a new “major questions” doctrine that restricts the kinds of standards the EPA and other government agencies can set to protect worker safety, public health, clean water, and other rights.
The following is a statement from Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization engaged in advocacy and elections:
“The Court’s decision today makes the midterm elections that much more important. Federal lawmakers must now step up to protect our health and future or explain their failure to the voters in November. The American people want and need bold clean energy legislation that will lower costs for families, grow good-paying jobs, fight the climate crisis and protect the health of millions.”
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